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Kiambu Water and Sewerage Company is a Water Service Provider operating in Kiambu Subcounty, and is wholly owned by The County Government of Kiambu.
The company wishes to recruit the following staff:
Accountant
Job Ref No: AC 2016
1 Position

Reporting to the Managing Director, the position holder will be responsible for the following duties:
·         Coordinate timely and accurate preparation of budgets, ensure budgetary controls, constantly monitor expenditure and report on variances;
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports in an accurate and timely manner and prepare all the documents that are required to support the periodical auditing exercise;
·         Prepare cash flows statements and bank reconciliations;
·         Ensure that all accounting transactions comply with set financial systems and controls and initiate remedial action where this is not the case;
·         Prepare and continually review aged (debtor/creditor) analysis report and advise management accordingly;
·         Assist in project proposal financial assessment for feasibility;
·         Compile tax reports/statutory returns, ensuring that these are submitted in a timely manner to the relevant authorities and consult with tax advisors as and when necessary;
·         Liaise with the external auditors during interim and annual audit and follow-up.
·         Develop and maintain internal control and effective accounting system and policies for KIWASCO-KBU;
·         Establish and maintain systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns;
·         Work consultatively with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives;
·         Liaise with project managers in preparing and implementing annual project plans and budgets;
·         Ensure compliance with donors’ rules and regulations;
·         Preparing monthly/quarterly financial reports on the status of project activities.
·         Manage relationships with key stakeholders including banks, suppliers, and key customers;
·         Confirm financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data;
·         Maintain accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts; defining accounting policies;

·         Enforce current accounting regulations and recommend new procedures for proposed legislation.
·         Managing all affairs related to the company’s human resources including recruitment, training and development, performance management, industrial relations, health and safety.
Education, Skills & Experience:
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounts or Finance;
·         Fully qualified accountant – CPA (K)/ACCA , etc.;
·         A member of ICPAK or any other related/relevant professional body;
·         Proficiency in computer accounting packages;
·         Must have extensive experience on tax matters;
·         Ability to work accurately and effectively with multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast paced environment;
·         A minimum of (3) years’ relevant working experience, one (1) of them spent at managerial level with relevant responsibility in an organization serving a large and demanding public;
·         In-depth understanding of the project management cycle;
·         Good communication and presentation skills;
·         Experience in financial reporting and MIS as per IFRS and IPSAS;
·         Experience in dealing with Statutory and Internal Auditors;
·         Self -driven and ability to work under strict deadlines;
·         A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
Appointment to this position will be on a three year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to the address quoted at the bottom of this document in a sealed envelope quoting the Job Reference Number by 2nd December 2016 indicating current and expected remuneration.
Please send a covering letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of certificates and testimonials.
Interested candidates must get clearance from the institutions below in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 6 of The Constitution of Kenya (2010) on Ethics and Integrity: Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; KRA tax compliance; Higher Education Loans Board; Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
The Managing Director,
Kiambu Water and Sewerage Company,
P.O. Box 409-00900,
Kiambu.

“Kiambu Water and Sewerage Company is an equal opportunity employer.”

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